E3 2011: Ryse Announced, Uses Kinect for Combat

Set in what looks to be ancient Rome, the new title Ryse was announced at the Microsoft E3 press conference and is set to be an exclusive title. It looks to be a hack-and-slash title using Kinect, just what we’ve been wanting right? RIGHT? The early part of the trailer set the stage in Rome, then we got down to the good stuff and saw some pretty visceral combat, controlled via Kinect with movements of the upper and lower body. You can swing swords, block with shields and punch people right in the noggin. Not sure exactly what else this game involves aside from bloody gladiatorial combat, but I suppose we’ll hear more about it as time goes on.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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